Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell Poems

1. The Sick Child 4/20/2005
2. The Tear 4/23/2005
3. The Embrace 4/23/2005
4. The Hero 4/23/2005
5. Promises 4/23/2005
6. The Comedian 4/23/2005
7. The Football Match 4/23/2005
8. The Surfer 4/23/2005
9. Surfboard Shaping 4/23/2005
10. The Beach 4/23/2005
11. The Old Commodore 2/7/2006
12. The View From Our Verandah 2/11/2006
13. Steel Symbols 4/27/2005
14. Minamata 4/23/2005
15. The Ocean 4/23/2005
16. Forgiven 4/23/2005
17. Enk 4/23/2005
18. Lost 4/23/2005
19. The Shadow Of Death 4/23/2005
20. Peace 4/23/2005
21. My Hero 4/23/2005
22. Loneliness 4/23/2005
23. The Value Of Honesty 4/30/2005
24. Miracles 4/23/2005
25. Marwee 4/23/2005
26. Peter 4/23/2005
27. The Drunk 4/20/2005
28. Memories 4/23/2005
29. My Baby's Mother 4/20/2005

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My Baby's Mother

There’s something inside me at last
For a long time there was nothing
I gaze at the reflection of my baby’s mother in the mirror
She raises her glass, drinks
And turns away
Pragmatism wins over introspection
Her glass is empty
She already loves her baby more than she has ever loved herself –
But will that be enough?
For him? For her?
She imagines how he will look when he is born
How she will dress him
What sort of man he will become
And knows he will be more than she ever was
Because she will love him
More than her mother ever could
She won’t ...

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The Sick Child

I stare at the words
That have stolen
My son’s future
I want to forget
The damage I have caused
But he lives with me
Every day is an aching reminder
Of my culpability
I kiss and hug him

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